Article on SFGATE quotes me as one of the "conservatives" -- yeah. I'm such a "conservative" that I started a progressive Super PAC for Bernie and sued DNC on behalf of defrauded Bernie donors.
Obviously, SOMEONE's getting the story wrong and it's not me!
The election interference that actually impacted the 2016 election was DNC & corporate media collusion to elevate Trump & sabotage progressives.
This Russia hy...steria is designed to cover up DNC corruption, attack political opposition, feed the war machine & censor independent voices.
Election interference is preventable. Here's how:
-Get money out of politics
-Open debates & airwaves to qualified candidates
-End voter suppression schemes like Interstate Crosscheck
-Firewall elections from hackers by using paper ballots with audits
-Negotiate an international treaty against cyberwarfare
Last but not least, it's time to dump the rigged Wall Street parties and build the Green Party - the only party that has consistently fought for clean, fair, honest elections.
The latest mass shooting at a school in Florida is once again reigniting the debate over gun control and mental health. But now the media headlines are blaming ...President Trump because, they say, he signed a bill that actually made it easier for people with severe mental health problems to get guns. Is that true? Let's give it a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else.
Excerpt from the article:
One of the very few interesting specks of light on this scene has been Aaron Maté and his unusual knack for convincing promulgators of... the establishment Russia narrative to debate him, shining a big spotlight on just how weak the argument is. In December he famously debated “Collusion” author Luke Harding in a beatdown that was the verbal equivalent of watching a prime Mike Tyson fight Bruno Mars, and he recently had a more low-key but equally revealing interview with John Feffer of Lobelog and Foreign Policy in Focus.
Like Harding, Feffer based his debate on the assumption of a “pattern” of allegations about the Russian government and its supposed support for the 2016 Trump campaign, which taken individually are all poorly substantiated and easily debunked, but taken together create the illusion of a solid argument in a debate tactic known as a Gish gallop fallacy. Named for a Young Earth creationist who made abundant use of the tactic, a Gish gallop is designed to overwhelm the opposing side with a deluge of weak points that are difficult to dispute in their entirety in a real-time dialogue.
The mainstream Russia narrative is made entirely of such individually weak arguments. Russiagate is one giant Gish gallop.
The Mueller indictments are a ridiculous joke. I can't believe more people aren't talking about this. Look, I don't like Trump. I think he's the worst - but tha...t doesn't mean the Mueller indictments make sense. In fact, they're the most pathetic show of our government grasping at straws since the WMD report that "justified" the death of a million Iraqis. (And Robert Mueller was involved in that as well.) PLUS the legal argument for these indictments is very dangerous for freedom of press and freedom of speech.
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In response, Dotcom tweeted "Let me assure you, the DNC hack wasn't even a hack. It was an insider with a memory stick. I know this because I know who did it an...d why," adding "Special Counsel Mueller is not interested in my evidence. My lawyers wrote to him twice. He never replied. 360 pounds!" alluding of course to Trump's "400 pound genius" comment."
Exactly. I don't care why he did it. "Eff Clinton and neoliberal Democrats!" Russia didn't make me say that, my own personally held beliefs did.
EDIT: Unbelieva...ble the amount of equivocation and rationalization out there. Yes, Bernie said this, no he didn't just say some, yes he said that the people flocking to his site and "saying horrible things about Clinton" were Russians and didn't leave any room for the actual Americans who posted their actual thoughts on Clinton. In his own words: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=157807158356365&id=100023812444427
We are looking for volunteers to do various activities, from help with the arts tent, help with clean-up, make sure the water is full, and just guide people aro...und. We are trying to figure out what we need help with, but if you would like to help, let us know, and we are compiling a list!
Secondly, for our arts and craft area we are collecting recycling and household items to help make art and crafts out of. This is the list of items we are looking for:
Single hole punches
Wide Popsicle sticks (double amount for 2 different instruments)
Balloons/rubber bands (or another drum head method)
If you have any of these items, please let me know, and we are starting a collection for this.
I hope you can join us and have a super rad day with us!
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"Well it looks like it's attack editorial season again, so I'm just going to write a bit about who I am and what I do in order to put ...everyone's mind at ease about me (or confirm all their worst suspicions, depending on where they're coming from). In any case I've acquired a lot of followers lately and I figure it's also a good idea to introduce myself in detail so people are fully aware of what I'm about and what I stand for.
I'd like to start off by publicly proclaiming that I am in fact a resident of Australia and not American so that Mueller doesn't indict me for conspiring to defraud the United States. Those thirteen Russian trolls will never face trial, but you can bet your ass my crony vassal state would ship me to the States in a heartbeat if they were asked to.
I write about US politics because that's where I reckon the head of the beast is. Australia is essentially an intelligence/military asset of the US-centralized international empire, so there's no point writing about Aussie politics if I'm interested in helping our species avoid extinction. And that's really the only reason I write.
Everything I write these days is focused on pointing to the fact that our world is becoming increasingly dominated by a sociopathic plutocracy with no loyalty to any nation or government, whose power-hungry manipulations keep marching our species toward extinction via nuclear annihilation or climate chaos. Until the people take their power away from these dangerous, exploitative warmongering elites, things are going to keep getting worse until we are at worst extinct or at best enslaved in a homogenized Orwellian dystopia where dissent is fully suppressed by AI censorship."